Dr. Celada-Dalton is a licensed psychologist who obtained her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Individual, Couples and Families from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She completed an APA accredited post-doctoral fellowship at CHLA-USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of childhood trauma within a multidisciplinary setting.
Dr. Celada-Dalton worked as a psychologist and clinical supervisor at the Community Mental Health Center of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Project HEAL Trauma Program where she provided supervision and training to doctoral Psychology trainees, community outreach, countywide trainings and culturally sensitive treatment to children and their families impacted by trauma. She is certified in evidence-practices such as TFCBT, PCIT and IPT, and co-developed a group intervention for recently migrated Latinx youth and their caregivers. Dr. Celada-Dalton also served as the Associate Victims Assistance Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles where she coordinated mental health service for survivors of abuse. Additionally, Dr. Celada-Dalton taught for the MFT program with an emphasis in Latinx communities at Pepperdine University and coordinated a cultural and clinical summer immersion program in Argentina and Peru. Currently, Dr. Celada-Dalton is the Director of the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology Community Counseling Center at the Irvine Graduate Campus. Dr. Celada-Dalton is a member of the American Psychological Association Division 37 Society for Child & Family Policy & Practice-The Section on Child Maltreatment and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children